Hello! My name is Michelle Dobson and I’m a licensed professional counselor in the State of Arkansas. I hold a master's degree in mental health counseling and a PhD in counselor education and supervision. In addition, I am a Registered Play Therapist. I believe in the power of play for all individuals. I have over ten years of experience helping individuals of all ages overcome depression, anxiety, trauma and other life stressors. I have helped couples and families resolve conflict and improve family dynamics. I focus on communication and relationship building as the keys to overcome most mental health issues. I view past experiences as important for understanding the present situation, however, the main focus of counseling will be on setting and achieving future goals. I understand family systems and the impact it can have on the mental health of all family members. I believe each individual has within them the strengths needed to achieve their goals, whether personal or family. Through the therapeutic relationship, we will locate and develop your strengths together to accomplish those goals.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AR LPC P1602021
Dr. Dobson is a treasured resource and I really appreciate her insights.
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 2 months
she’s simply amazing.
Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Dr. Dobson is my first experience with counseling. She’s a great listener and provides insight into perspectives I’ve never thought about. I definitely feel like I’ve made progress in understanding myself and those around me better thanks to Dr. Dobson!
Written on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
She’s great! Good listener. Good resources. Creative ideas in this crazy 2020 pandemic!
10 out of 10!
Written on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes